UNITED STATES

Chapter Secretary General

Mr. Ricardo de Sena

Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Matt Salmon
Member (1995-2001), United States House of Representatives

National Peace Council Member

Hon. Earl F. Hilliard
Former Member, Congress of theUnited States of America

National Peace Council Member

Dr. Cheryl Ann Lau
Judge Pro Tempore, Carson City Justice and Municipal Courts

National Peace Council Member

Amb. Sam Hanna Zakhem
Former Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America to Bahrain

Day of Peace in California, USA

September 21, 2008

Los Angeles, California, USA - Holiness Vishwaguru Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda joined local celebrations.

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Day of Peace in New Jersey, USA

September 21, 2008

New Jersey, USA - Faith leaders embarked on a "Peace Boat" and offered prayers for peace in front of the Statue of Liberty and the UN.

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Day of Peace in Arizona, USA

September 21, 2008

Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA - Thirty activists and faith leaders gathered for prayers, readings, and fellowship.

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Day of Peace in Colorado, USA

September 21, 2008

Denver, Colorado, USA - Leaders from the local United Nations Association and diverse faith traditions offered prayers for peace.

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Day of Peace in Illinois, USA

September 21, 2008

Chicago, Illinois, USA - The Jericho Walk on the south side of Chicago was a testament to the passion and commitment of its participants.

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Day of Peace in Wisconsin, USA

September 21, 2008

Madison, Wisconsin, USA - The bright autumn day was a perfect setting for the International Day of Peace Rally at the state capitol.

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Day of Peace in Barrytown, New York

September 21, 2008

Barrytown, New York, USA - Can a small group, in a small town, of highly motivated and empowered people create a model for the world?

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Day of Peace in California, USA

September 21, 2008

Monrovia, California, USA - In a “Pinwheels for Peace” art project, young people decorated pinwheels with messages of peace.

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In the News: Ban Ki-moon Rings in International Day of Peace

September 19, 2008

New York, New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kicked off the 2008 celebration of the International Day of Peace with a traditional peace bell ringing ceremony on Sept. 23, 2008.

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Promoting a 'Mosaic Society' in Newark, USA

August 30, 2008

Newark, New Jersey - Religious Youth Service projects in Newark, New Jersey during August 2008 included a basketball fundraiser, Scholars for Ballers, and building a mosaic bench to encourage conversation and understanding at St. Peter's Recreation Center.

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A Family Festival in Texas

August 29, 2008

Houston, Texas - July 19 was proclaimed now and for always “Agape Family Peace Day” in Houston, Texas, by Mayor Bill White. And for good reason. Sixty adults and more than 30 teens and 20 children from around the metropolitan area representing eight church congregations, a Buddhist sect, and a child care center gathered at the Will of God Family Church to celebrate the first annual Agape Family Festival.

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In Memoriam: Rabbi Dr. David Z. Ben-Ami

August 27, 2008

Rabbi Dr. Ben-Ami devoted his life to the furtherance of interfaith and interracial cooperation, human rights, the family, and the well-being of the aged. In addition, he promoted education to enhance the values of American democracy and the protection of religious freedom. It gained him recognition by many of his religious peers, public and private institutions, and leaders in the political sphere, including American presidents from Lyndon Johnson to George Bush.

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Christian, Jewish and Muslim Peacemakers Come to Washington, D.C.

August 9, 2008

Washington, D.C. – Thousands of peacemakers came to celebrate peace on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on August 9 at the Global Peace Festival USA. The gathering, billed as the largest interfaith and multicultural event ever held in Washington D.C., was the second in a series of fifteen Global Peace Festivals this year.

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J.E. Lowery: The Joshua Generation

August 9, 2008

Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, President Emeritus, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, USA
Address at the Global Peace Festival Washington, DC, USA, August 9, 2008

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H.J. Moon: A New Vision of Peace for the USA

August 9, 2008

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Chairman, Global Peace Festival Keynote Address, Global Peace Festival US Capitol Grounds, Washington, DC, August 9, 2008

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W. Fauntroy: A Call for Faith in God, Compassion, Family

August 9, 2008

Washington, D.C. - Rev. Walter Fauntroy, six-term U.S. Congressman and civil rights legend, and an aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., affirms values close to the heart of American people.

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Thousands Cross Racial, Religious, Cultural Lines for Peace

August 6, 2008

Washington, D.C. - The Global Peace Festival-USA is part of a worldwide celebration of faith, family, and service, gathering people from different races, religions, and national origins as "One Family under God."

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Global Peace Festival-USA Food Drive

August 4, 2008

Washington, D.C. - The Global Peace Festival will host a Food Drive for Peace on August 9 in various area locations, inviting people to participate in the Million Acts of Service and Kindness.

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Agape Family Peace Day in Houston, Texas

July 19, 2008

Houston, Texas - An Agape Family Festival on July 19 was sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, the Family Federation for World Peace, Will of God Family Church pastored by Rev. Charles and Mrs. Essie Keys, Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church pastored by Rev. Bennit and Mrs. Ethel Hayes, the Family Outreach Foundation, and the Women's Federation for World Peace of Houston led by Rev. Joy Theriot.

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M. Parel: A Million Acts of Service and Kindness

July 6, 2008

Speech to the International Leadership Conference, Asunción, Paraguay, July 2-6, 2008

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